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On 12th - 14th January 2015, Elizabeth of iFacilitate participated in a conference on 'Bridging Theory and Practice of Creative Conflict Engagement'  which took place at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.  She was  invited to be a panel member along with Professor Jay Rothman and Dr Nimrod Rosier of Bar-Ilan University and Dr Nerkez Opacin of the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The panel session considered the topic of 'Critically and personally engaging with conflicts in teaching and learning', considering the relationship between teaching and learning and engaging constructively with conflict. Elizabeth spoke about the role of Higher Education in developing the capabilities of students for analysis, critical thinking and reflective practice. 

Her presentation can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1DhWP8F

A 'buzz session' was incorporated into the question and answer part of the panel session. Here, the audience were offered the opportunity to converse with each other and to discuss the content of the presentations. They then engaged with the panelists in providing observations and asking questions. This form of audience engagement creates a greater degree of participation for all and could be used more widely in academic gatherings. 

The question and answer session can be viewed here (the 'buzz session is at 13.00mins): http://bit.ly/1zke4ay.